After the big fire in St. Boniface a few nights ago, I really got to thinking about being ready for an emergency. We live a few minutes away, so weren’t facing evacuation. The ones that did have to evacuate though nearby did so quickly, and a lot of them were on foot. Are you ready for something like that? I know we aren’t – I have the basics, first aid, water etc. in the basement but nothing really packed or ready to go. Events like this are always a good reminder to get organized, and figure out what your family would need in certain situations. With the fires burning right now around Vita, and all around the province it really brings it home. A good time to sit down as a family, maybe do a fire drill with the kids, test the smoke alarms, organize what you’d need – special medicine, stuff for the pets, paperwork etc.
What other things does your family do to prepare for an emergency? Do you have a plan for where to meet up, a certain person’s house you would go to in case you were split up?
Not trying to start a panic of course! 😉 Just one of those things that really gets you thinking, and great to get the kids involved and make them feel secure in the plans. So many fire drills, lockdowns etc. at the schools now that it’s easy to forget to discuss it further at home. What are your emergency plans? Any great tips anyone wants to share, or how to discuss it with children?
And a big thanks to Angie from Awinnipeggirl for the great photo!